26 Apr 2019

April 26, 2019


    YESTERDAY:

    Twilight Thursday morning.

    06:01 Hrs was official sunrise on Thursday.

    09:30 Ski patrol off too work. +1 Deg C.

   13:30 hrs, a bit darker! +5 Deg C. Many foot passengers!!

    Fresh Tracks.                                                                                                   Geordie Trussler Pic

    15:30, a bit more cloud. +6 Deg C.

    No one skiing out here!!                                                                                      Geordie Trussler Pic

    18:00 Hrs, -1 Deg C. Looking dry!!


Weather Observations for April 26, 2019, 2019 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2180 meters     -4, Winds were 20-30 KPH SSW--Whistler Peak
1835 meters      0, Winds were 15-30 KPH SSW--Round House
1650 meters     -1, 0 cm of new, 0 cm in 24 hrs, Base 224 cm--Pig Alley
  660 meters     -1, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +16.4, 0.0 mm of precip recorded yest

    As of 07:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.



FORECAST:

Weak ridging will bring unsettled weather in a Northwest flow aloft. A mix of sun and cloud for today with a weak upper trough brushing our zone tonight with increased cloudiness and a chance of some intermittent light precipitation tonight into early Saturday morning. The FL will go up to 2000 meters today with day time heating and drop down to just above surface tomorrow morning. Unsettled Saturday with the ridge strengthening for Sunday into early next week. Sunny and warm weather is always nice in the Spring. Sunscreen advised. Guesstimates: Trace-1 cm by Saturday morning, trace-1 mm by Sunday morning.


    GOES IR image from this am.


    High pressure with some influence from the Low for today, unsettled.





    Fronts along the coast.

    High and low pushing each other, high will likely win on Saturday.





    High pressure begins to dominate the pattern, cooler on Sunday!!

    High pressure for Monday with some cooler air spilling in from the Arctic Front.





    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    An avalanche has killed a female ski tourer in France. Article Below.                                 Net Pic

    Ski tourer was buried 3 meters and extricated by group.                                                        Net Pic

    Locally, no new avalanche activity reported yesterday.

    Old debris in the Symphony Zone.                                                                      Geordie Trussler Pic



    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Just before opening. High in the valley Thursday was

    No chairs on Harmony Express.                                                                         Geordie Trussler Pic

    15:30 Hrs, high of +16.4 Deg C in the valley yesterday.

    Clearing off the observation deck.                                                                     Geordie Trussler pic


    Overcast with high cloud Thursday afternoon.


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    Big picture on Thursday afternoon.


VIDEO FRIDAY:

Dolomite Avalanche: April 20, 2019

Snowboarder outruns 2 avalanches: Spain

Wet slide from cornice collapse: April 25, 2019

Huck to Tomahawk: Tuckermans Ravine



ARTICLES:

A ski tourer has died in an avalanche on the Pointe des Audras: France

Spring Conditions: Avalanche Canada

Fresh avalanches delay opening oh Highway to Ledakh Region: Northern India

Men who risk their lives to clear snow in avalanche prone areas get nothing from Govt: Kashmir

Avalanche damage may delay opening of Independence Pass: Colorado

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